|Christopher "moot" Poole: The case for anonymity online - TED.com|
The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power -- and price -- of anonymity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; activism; collaboration; computers; culture; government; law; meme; web; TED2010; 2010
|Diane Benscoter on how cults rewire the brain - TED.com|
Diane Benscoter spent five years as a "Moonie." She shares an insider's perspective on the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about today's most troubling conflicts and extremist movements.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; God; activism; faith; meme; religion; 2009
|Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes" - TED.com|
Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; design; evolution; meme; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Nicholas Christakis: How social networks predict epidemics - TED.com|
After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: These networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever, from the spread of innovative ideas to risky behaviors to viruses (like H1N1).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; humanity; medicine; meme; science; society; TED@Cannes; 2010